ONN – Oakland City Council To Consider $5/hr Hazard Pay For Grocery Workers During The Pandemic – vlog by Zennie62 YouTube
On Tuesday February 2nd, at 1:30 pm pst, the Oakland City Council will consider emergency legislation brought by Oakland City Council President Nikki Fortunado Bas that will provide an additional $5/hr of hazard pay for grocery workers during the Pandemic.
She says it’s item 9 on the agenda. And…
With your support, we can join cities like Seattle, Berkeley, Los Angeles, Long Beach, San Jose, and San Leandro in efforts to justly compensate our essential grocery workers, who’ve labored relentlessly through this pandemic to provide food and necessities to our community.
Despite efforts to keep customers and employees safe, there have been large COVID-19 outbreaks among many Oakland store employees. Hundreds of union members of UFCW Locals in Northern California (which represent grocery workers) have been hospitalized or have died.
Meanwhile, top grocery retail companies have earned record-high profits during COVID-19, yet this profit has not been shared with workers. Safeway / Albertsons, for example, enjoyed a nearly 150% increase in 2020 pandemic profits compared to the company’s profits in 2019. However, Savemart / Lucky’s has provided additional pay to its workers since the pandemic began, showing that it’s possible to justly compensate your workers and turn a profit.
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